Art of Tea tea container

Art of Tea – Review

Writing and tea? Yes, it definitely goes together. Sorry, no coffee here (yet) since I am no coffee drinker, but I love tea. No worries though, this is not another one of those useless tea or coffee debates that you sometimes see on Twitter (“Question of the day: Coffee or Tea?” “Coffee” “Hm, tea.” Okaaayyy). In this Art of Tea Review I would like to share Art of Tea’s bestselling teas (hot and iced). The perfect writing accompaniment 🙂

I’ll also include a little info about the Tea Club, what I like and don’t like , affordability, and my thoughts.

I can’t start the day without my cup of Earl Grey. I need that in the morning. First a glass of water (preferably with a splash of freshly squeezed lime) and after that a hot cup of Earl Grey. If I don’t get my tea … hm, bad tidings may be ahead. 😉

When I’m working on a story or an article I usually have a glass of water or a cup of tea on my desk. Chai, ginger-turmeric, green, red, or fruit tea.

Art of Tea - Review

Art of Tea

Art of Tea is based in Los Angeles, a tea importer and wholesaler that blends and custom makes fine and organic teas and botanicals.

Plus Points:

They use pyramid teabags that are made of soilon, a 100% plant and vegetable based material produced from Polylactic Acid. PLA comes from corn and other renewable resources, being 100% commercially compostable.

All teas are hand blended and hand packed, using only the finest ingredients. When you order a specific tea that’s when the blend is made. So, you won’t get a package that has been gathering dust on a shelf for months, but instead you will receive a freshly blended tea.

This company even delivers to cruise lines and hotels, which is an excellent reference to the quality of their products.

Art of Tea has some amazing teas and it also offers great promotions.

Here are just a few examples of what they offer:

  • White Coconut Crème Tea
  • Earl Grey Crème Tea (yes, it had to be included 🙂 )
  • 2 QT Iced Tea Pouches – Summer Peach Tea
  • Happy Tea
  • English Breakfast Tea
  • 2 QT Iced Tea Pouches – Garden of Eden Tea
  • 2 QT Iced Tea Pouches – Passionfruit Jasmine Tea
  • Sleep Tea (Chamomile, Spearmint, + Valerian Tea)
  • Rose Black Tea
  • Art of Tea 2 QT Iced Tea Kit
  • Art of Tea Ceremonial Grade Matcha Tin
  • Jasmine Pearls Tea
  • Art of Tea Filter Bags
  • And the brand new Blue Pineapple 2 QT Iced Tea Pouches

Blue Pineapple 2 QT Iced Tea Pouches

This last one is special because it combines an incredible blend of butterfly pea flowers, sweet pineapple bits, and more. What’s even better is that this tea has a deep blue color that undergoes a magical transformation with a squeeze of lemon (or lime).

It’s a nice way to surprise your afternoon tea guests 😉

Prices

I often see beautiful tea flavors when I go shopping but they usually cost a lot more than your average tea, at least where I live. The last time I asked for 200 gr of rooibos tea it had the same price of two bottles of Merlot wine. I put the tea back and figured that I could get a better price somewhere else.

Since I live on a peninsula a lot of food and drinks are imported. Nonetheless, even though an increase in prices may be expected, prices are often outrageously high, making some products affordable for some but not for all.

What I love about Art of Tea is that they offer delightful flavors but keep realistic prices.

Art of Tea starter kit

If you’re new to loose-leaf tea, then you could also get an At Home Starter Kit which contains 8 eco-friendly tea sachets in different flavors:

  • English Breakfast
  • Green Pomegranate
  • Matcha+
  • Bright Eyed
  • Pacific Coast Mint
  • Earl Grey Creme
  • Earl Grey
  • White Coconut Creme.

This assortment comes in their signature wooden box which is perfect for storage and a pretty accessory for your cabinet or tea corner. Moreover, shipping is free (for the At Home Starter Kit).

Join the Club?

Additionally, Art of Tea also offers a Tea Club where you can sign up for either 3, 6, or 12 months. Tea Club offers five options: Caffeine Free, Classic, Single Origin, Explore, and Pyramid Sachets.

Each month they’ll send you information about the teas you’re drinking, so you can learn more about them.

Art of Tea teaclub subscription

How much tea do you receive per month?

  • Caffeine Free – 4 oz loose-leaf tea
  • Classic – 4 oz loose-leaf tea
  • Explore – 4 oz loose-leaf tea
  • Single Origin – 2 oz loose-leaf tea
  • Pyramid Teabags – 12 teabags in a box

 

The Tea Club subscription is not only great for casual tea drinkers but also for tea fanatics.

The only negative here is that Tea Club is for US territory only and coupon or discount codes don’t apply to Tea of the Month subscription purchases.

The tea selection is based on availability and may be subject to change.

Click here if you’d like to sign up for Tea Club

All other tea orders are delivered internationally, including wholesale, just not Tea Club.

This exciting new bundle pairs Art of Tea’s best-selling Tea Leaf Tumbler with their At Home Starter Kit, so you can take your tea ritual on the go. It’s light and it easily fits into a backpack. Simply add water and you’ve got the perfect cup of tea, anytime, anywhere. Save $5 when you get these together in a bundle versus buying them on their own!

Final Thoughts

Customer reviews are excellent. As an avid tea drinker I love carefully selected blends. At work, I am always offered chamomile tea when I forget to bring my own tea bags, but in truth I do not like the taste of chamomile. When I politely decline I hear “but you always drink tea!”

But not just any tea 😉

Art of Tea ceremonial set

I am critical of which tea I buy, just like with chocolate. I know that my being picky with chocolate is thanks to my Belgian heritage, since Belgium has the best chocolates ever. (nope, you won’t change my mind about that 😉 ) Am I fussy with tea because of the four years I spent in England? It was there where I discovered Earl Grey, Lady Grey, English Breakfast tea, Lapsang Souchong, Jasmine, and other rich flavors.

In conclusion, when hard-to-please customers’ praise is good, it means that it’s good! Although, I am not hard to please, just with tea and chocolates, lol. Everything else, I’m pretty flexible 😉

If you’re an enthusiastic tea drinker like me, then I recommend Art of Tea. It’s also a great gift idea, which reminds me, my mother’s birthday is coming up. This will make the perfect gift. 🙂

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Comments

  1. This sounds like such a lovely club and I love tea. They really do such a wide selection and I love the idea of it being very fresh and packed just for you. Writing and tea really do go together and I have found that it is a great alternative to coffee which I was scoffing while I wrote, so fast that I wasn’t really tasting it. Now I enjoy my chamomile and spearmint tea and my Indian spice herbals, they give me the same lift and diversion as my coffee did but with less caffeine.

    Thanks for this lovely article, raising my tea cup to you.

    1. Hi Lily,

      Indian spice herbals also sounds good. Writing and tea do indeed go well together, and there are many healthy blends without or with less caffeine.

      Thanks for your comment!

  2. We enjoy a cup of blended chia tea; we enjoyed this article, and we are like you. We write and drink tea and coffee. Coffee drinkers here and tea as well; we enjoy it all, but water must add this to the equation. This has so many different types of tea that catch our eyes as well. The starter kit will be good for us. We know chia tea and coffee will be sufficient for us. Thanks again for this article. We are going to share this as well.

    Cheers,
    Mathew&Deloris

  3. Hmmmm, White Coconut Crème Tea and Blue Pineapple Iced Tea sound interesting!
    These are not flavors I would normally associate with when drinking tea.
    I was offered a taste of a coffee, coconut, and caramel blended ice last week, which was also new to me, and I loved it. It’s good to try these different things, as it gives our taste buds a reason to wake up.

    It sounds like the Art of Tea is a company that are very passionate about providing their customers with a great tasting experience. I like their innovative approach and as my mother’s birthday is also coming up soon, I think you have given me the perfect gift idea.
    Many thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Hi Lila,
    Nothing beats the excitement of finding another great tea brand recommended by others for a heavy tea drinker. I am quite happy today to discover the Art of Tea from your sharing.

    My whole family drinks tea at an early age, so we know how good tea tastes like. If we drink something worse than the tea we have at our places, we’ll be polite enough to leave it on the table.

    From your words and the video, I feel that they are trying their best to produce good quality tea and blends. I love to try every one of them, especially the sleep tea. Do you know it’s decaf or low caffeine?

    Cheers,
    Matt

    1. Hi Matt,

      Yes, Art of Tea do their best to produce the finest quality blends. They offer caffeine free tea and the sleep tea has to be free of any caffeine.
      Thanks for your comment!

  5. I love tea. I love tea and not coffee as you do. I had never heard about Art of tea, can you believe me? I will look out for this brand. It may be that in this part of the world, it’s not so common. But if it has delightful flavors at a reasonable price, than it’s worth trying to find. Thank you for suggesting the Art of Tea, I hope to find it soon.

    1. Hi Abel,

      They have an international phone number, it is on their website. Maybe that can help with any inquieries that you may have 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. I typically am a coffee drinker in the mornings but I do love herbal tea in the afternoons and ESPECIALLY in colder weather. I am very ready for fall to arrive. Loose leaf tea is something new to me. I often just buy store bought tea bags (Yogi brand). But I do have a friend that is very into loose leaf tea! I’m going to share this blog post with her so she can check it out. I think I would need the starter kit which is not a bad price at all!

    1. Hi Haley,

      Art of Tea uses tea bags as well, which they fill with their blends of loose leaf tea, all hand-filled. The starter kit indeed has a good price and there are many lovely teas here to try out 🙂

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